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Good news for (most) of Australia’s aid NGOs

By Terence Wood We’ve updated the Aid Tracker. It now has information on NGO donations until the end of the 2014/15 financial year. (This is the most recent year for which there are data....

Returns diplomacy: levers and tools

Over the past two years, 2.5 million first-time asylum seekers applied for protection in the EU. With the EU-wide asylum-recognition rate currently standing at 60%, hundreds of thousands of people will be required to...

Out of Syria: shifting routes and returns

At the height of the 2015 migration crisis, the EU feared that state actors like Turkey would be able to ‘weaponise’ migration flows – to push refugees onwards or hold them back for geopolitical...

The crime-terrorism nexus

That there is a link between terrorism and crime is common knowledge: terrorism itself is a crime, often funded by organised criminal activity. But in the case of Daesh, the link goes much further....

The Korean peninsula: a cast of very jaded players

By Ron Huisken South Korea, Japan and the United States expressed outrage at North Korea’s simultaneous launch of four extended-range SCUD ballistic missiles in early March 2017. The missiles—the most primitive in the DPRK...

Cyber wrap

By Zoe Hawkins In big news this week for our Kiwi neighbours, New Zealand opened its first national Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT). CERT NZ, a deliverable of New Zealand’s 2015 Cyber Security Strategy,...

Quilliam to Launch TERRA with Centre for European Reform

By Murshed Madaser1 The future of European counter-terrorism policy: What next after Brexit and Trump? 25 April 2017, 15:00 -17:00 Centre for European Reform, 14 Great College Street, London, SW1P 3RX Quilliam and the...

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